A NASA scientist who said the Bush administration muzzled him because of his belief in global warming yesterday acknowledged to Congress that he'd done more than 1,400 on-the-job interviews in recent years.Wow…1,400 interviews! Maybe this guy SHOULD be censored and put back to work. He has too much time on his hands.
…Mr. Hansen conducted 15 interviews in the month after accusing the Bush administration of censorship.I can already smell the idiocy on this guy. Only a true moron can give 15 interviews in one month, be silenced once, and think that there is a conspiracy to shut them up.
Mr. Deutsch [Hansen’s boss], who was 23 at the time, said Mr. Hansen was prohibited from doing the interview because of his prior refusal to notify NASA officials when he was granting interviews, not for political reasons.Free speech gives you the right to speak without going to prison. However, if your employer tells you not to say something or talk about a certain topic, and you do it, they have the RIGHT to fire you. Liberals like this get under my skin. They have no understanding of what the first amendment actually says, and they seem to think it means they can say anything without getting in trouble.
Citing what he called his "constitutional right" to give interviews, Mr. Hansen admitted violating NASA's press policy but defended his actions.
"It's a very rare case of where you got it on paper," Mr. Hansen said of Mr. Deutsch's e-mail, claiming the blocked interview was not an exception. "This thing was going on all the time."
Mr. Hansen refused to denounce earlier comments he made referring to the White House as a "propaganda office," and saying, "It seems more like Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union than the United States."I am honestly beginning to question this guys intelligence. If Bush was a Nazi, Hansen would have been dead before he gave one interview. That's right, he would be dead.
"I was referring to the constraints of speaking to the media," Mr. Hansen said, when asked about his comments.
Republicans questioned him about his ties to prominent Democrats.What a surprise. It turns out that this political hack received money from other political hacks of the same persuasion. If you don’t like scientists receiving money from oil companies, then you have to be against this.
Mr. Hansen received a $250,000 grant from the Heinz foundation, which is controlled by Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat. Mr. Hansen was a vocal supporter of Mr. Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.
For his part, Mr. Hansen explained that he has not always disagreed with the administration's environmental positions, offering approval for increased research into nuclear power and praising the White House's support for a methane gas program.WTF…that almost makes me laugh. It sounds like someone really made him rethink what he was actually saying during his testimony. He went from calling Bush a Nazi to calling the administration a success story.
"It is a success story, and the administration should be given credit for it," Mr. Hansen said.